Benefits Of Pudina(Peppermint)

Pudina is a hardy perennial and is very fragrant. It is commonly known as Peppermint. It is useful in treating respiratory, digestive and intestinal disorders.

Benefits of Pudina: Bloating, ulcers, nausea, cough, cold, anorexia, indigestion, externally for skin inflammation, itching, menstrual disorders, dyspepsia, colic, biliary disorders, intestinal diseases.

Action: Carminative, diaphoretic, analgesic, antipruritic, nervine, aromatic.

Scientific name: Mentha piperita.

Useful part: Leaf.

Dosage: 1–30g per day.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Sweet, pungent

Vırya(energy): Cooling and heating

Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Light, dry, penetrating

Dosa effect: PKV−, V+ in excess

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood,nerve

Srotas (channel) Digestive, circulatory,respiratory,nervous

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Vilaayati Pudinaa.

English: Peppermint.